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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:16 PM
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2001 Z3 Package Questions

Hello, I am 17 and drive a 2001 2.5i Z3 Roadster. I am aware that it is not a "M" roadster, yet there is an "M" emblem/logo on the bottom of the steering wheel. I was wondering if i had some sort of appearance or sport package or if that is just a standard detail. Thanks
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:39 PM
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Someone has replaced the steering wheel with the M version. This is commonly done. It is also common to replace the manual shift knob with the lighted M version.
The Z3 sport package has deeper-contoured seats, a 3-spoke steering wheel, and cross-spoked wheels. The M (motorsport) is a much higher-performance car with upgraded engine, suspension, and exhaust plus trim changes like different gills, dual exhaust ports, license plate on trunk instead of bumper, and chrome around gauges and shifter.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:53 PM
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My 2001 Z3 3.0 also has an M steering wheel. It was actually part of the trim package not an after the fact replacement. Run your VIN decode and it'll show up there.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:02 PM
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Hey hey, Nice to see another 17 year old.with a z3.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:56 PM
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I know for a fact that no steering wheel replacement was done as it has been in the family since new. And where i a website i can decode my vin at
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:05 PM
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Great VIN Decoder:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=619789

BTW: near the top of the forum page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search This Forum." That will help you find lots of good information such as this.

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:07 AM
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Hello, I am 17 and drive a 2001 2.5i Z3 Roadster. I am aware that it is not a "M" roadster, yet there is an "M" emblem/logo on the bottom of the steering wheel. I was wondering if i had some sort of appearance or sport package or if that is just a standard detail. Thanks
-Looks
My 2001 3.0i Roadster also has an "M" emblem on the steering. Although mine has the Sport Package, I believe this steering wheel was original equipment in 2001. Although the steering wheel is very similar to the steering wheel in the M Roadster and Coupe, it is not exactly the same (i.e., no colored stitching). BMW was apparently guilding the lily a little in the final years of the Z3.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:03 AM
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My 2001 2.5i has the same thing. I believe it's considered part of a "sport" package. Mine also has the sport seats and the cross spoke wheels (style 42).

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:03 AM
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Per the 2001 Z3 sales brochure there is only 2 items you get when selecting the Sport Package on a 2.5L roadster :
- 4 x 16x7.0 cross spoke alloy wheels and 225/50R-16 all season tires.
- Sport seat.

The M steering came standard on both the 2.5L and the 3.0L.
The 17" type 42 wheels were only available with the 3.0L as part of the sport package (225 front, 245 rear).
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:31 PM
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I used the vin decoder and figured out the steering wheel. Finally, was the Sport Mode and Shiftable Automatic standard also? The vin decoder didnt say.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:11 PM
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2000 z3 coupe 2.8 came with M logo on wheel also
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I used the vin decoder and figured out the steering wheel. Finally, was the Sport Mode and Shiftable Automatic standard also? The vin decoder didnt say.
Yes. This is just a regular steptronic automatic transmission.
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